Anthony Critelli
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Anthony Critelli

Baseball Splits Doubleheader With Wagner

Holy Cross Athletics   03-18-2017

GAME ONE:

Score: Holy Cross 3, Wagner 2
Pitching Decision: W: George Capen (3-0) | L: Ryan Lauk (0-2)
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Washington, D.C. (St. Albans School)
The Lead: Senior Anthony Critelli hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth as the Crusaders defeated Wagner in game one of their doubleheader on Saturday.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • After senior Brendan King pitched six scoreless innings, The Seahawks were the first team on the board in the top of the seventh inning as Wagner scored a pair of runs on two hits.
  • The Crusaders threatened to score in the bottom of the seventh with the bases loaded, but the Seahawks ended the inning with a double play.
  • Holy Cross added a run in the bottom of the eighth, as junior Cam O'Neill led off with a solo shot home run to cut Wagner’s lead to one.
  • After freshman Austin Masel led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a single to left field, Critelli ended the game with a two-run homer over the left field fence.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • The Crusaders outhit Wagner, 9-5.
  • Holy Cross left 12 runners on base, while Wagner left nine.
  • Senior George Capen earned the win for Holy Cross, pitching three scoreless innings in relief while tossing five strikeouts.
  • Ryan Lauck took the loss for Wagner, allowing two runs with 0.2 innings pitched.

GAME TWO:

Score: Wagner 6, Holy Cross 2
Pitching Decision: W: Danny Marsh (2-0) | L: Joe Cravero (0-1)
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Washington, D.C. (St. Albans School)
The Lead: The Crusaders fell to Wagner by a score of 6-2 in the second game of their doubleheader against the Seahawks on Saturday. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Crusaders jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Critelli brought home Masel from second base with an RBI single to right center.
  • Holy Cross extended its lead to 2-0 in the third inning, as Masel hit a sacrifice fly to right field to bring home senior Alex Voitik from third.
  • Wagner responded with a run in the bottom of the third, and gained the lead in the fourth with a pair of runs on two hits.
  • The Seahawks extended their lead in the seventh inning with three runs on four hits.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • The Seahawks outhit Holy Cross, 7-4.
  • The Crusaders left 10 runners on base, while Wagner left two.
  • Senior Joe Cravero took the loss for the Crusaders, allowing three runs (two earned) in six innings.
  • Danny Marsh earned the win for Wagner, allowing two runs in six innings.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

  • Masel now has 20 hits on the season.
  • Critelli’s home run was his first of the season, and the 17th of his career.
  • O’Neill now leads the Crusaders with 10 RBIs on the season.
  • Capen now stands at 3-0 on the season with a 1.17 ERA.

UP NEXT:

  • Holy Cross will be back in action this Tuesday, March 21, as the Crusaders face UMass in Northborough, Mass. at 6:45 p.m.

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